scholarship awarding foundation offering a window of opportunity
to deserving students that otherwise would have no way to reach
their potential and fulfill their goals.
male or female.
u. s. citizen or permanent legal resident of the u. s.
attending the 12th grade in a high school
located in the
planning to attend
a public institution of higher education
located in the city of
for the purpose of completing a four-year college
academic promise and meaningful objectives.
performed community service.
applications can be
obtained from the high school counselors. scholarship
application deadline is february 28 of each year.
following documentation must be attached to the application:
copy of a
certificate or permanent resident card.
high school transcript.
letters of recommendation from at least two
a letter or recommendation from one of the
under item 14 of the scholarship application.
a three hundred word essay as described under
item 15 of the
parents�and/or student�s financial
statement or previous year�s income tax return, which will
scholarship recipient will be selected by a window of
opportunity foundation scholarship committee at its annual
meeting held during the month of april. the scholarship winners
will be notified during the month of may.
award certificates will
presented to the
students prior to the end of the school year. medals will be
awarded to the students at the foundation�s annual gala during
the month of november. the
scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.
will be judged on academic
community service, financial need, obstacles overcome, career
potential, desire to attend college, essays and letters of
the student is weak in one area he or she may make it up in
another area. a
window of opportunity foundation encourages all individuals
interested in a scholarship to apply.
our mission is to �help high school students accomplish their dream of obtaining a
scholarship consists of a total gift of $4,000.00 covering
tuition. once conditions for requesting that the funds be
released have been met, as specified on page 2, the amount of
$500.00 will be mailed by the foundation directly to the chosen
institution and applied to the first semester�s tuition for
the student. at the
end of each semester, the scholarship recipient must furnish
proof of his/her maintaining a 3.0 gpa, a detail of the courses
taken the previous semester, a 300 word essay regarding the
education the student is receiving and a statement of his/her
intent to continue in college the following semester.
provided that the above conditions are met, the
scholarship will be continued for the following semester in the
amount of $500.00 until the recipient has completed a four-year
college education in eight consecutive semesters.
contributing to the community through charitable activities is
the basis by which a window of opportunity foundation was
established, it will be required that the scholarship recipient
perform five hours of community service per semester
his/her involvement in one of the charitable activities of the
if on any given year the foundation does not receive enough
applications from qualified applicants in hisd, then in order to
ensure a fair selection, students from other districts in the
city of houston and vicinity will be allowed to apply.
the scholarship packet
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